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Live Music Venue Support

The Live Music Venue Support program (3 July 2020 - 1 April 2021) supported Queensland-based live music venues with a track record in presenting original live music that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.The program is part of the Queensland Government's Arts and Cultural Recovery Package of $22.5 million over two years to stabilise Queensland’s arts companies, secure employment for artists and arts workers and deliver COVID-safe cultural experiences for Queensland audiences.

 

Objectives 

  • Relieve immediate cost pressures for live music venues at a time that operation is curtailed
  • Support employment of venue staff, technical crew and artists
  • Ensure live music venues are in a strong position to safely resume full operations as and when restrictions are lifted 
  • Support the current and future viability of Queensland’s live music venues 

 

Funding 

  • up to $15,000 for small venues (up to 499 pax.)
  • up to $25,000 for large venues (over 500 pax.)

 

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • be based in Queensland 
  • meet the definition for a live music venue: a business whose primary function is to program or host original live music.
  • provide evidence of regular original live music programming over the last 12 months
  • have been highly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated shutdown and restrictions.

 

Applications opened: 3 July 2020 

Applications closed: 1 April 2021

Read the Live Music Venue Support documents: guidelines (DOCX) (991.92 KB) and frequently asked questions (DOCX) (986.33 KB) 

 

Outcomes

Live Music Venue Support funding outcomes as at 19 February 2021 - Live Music Venue Support will provide funding of $485,862 to 26 live music venues:

  • Kuranda Amphitheatre, Kuranda - $24,838          
  • NightQuarter, Birtinya - $25,000
  • RiverFeast, Bundaberg - $25,000
  • Woolly Mammoth, Fortitude Valley - $25,000
  • Banshees Bar & Artspace, Ipswich - $15,000
  • The Zoo, Fortitude Valley - $15,000
  • Mo's Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh Heads - $11,200
  • Miami Marketta, Miami - $17,920
  • The Bearded Lady, West End, $15,000
  • The Triffid, Newstead - $25,000
  • The Brightside Brisbane, Fortitude Valley - $25,000
  • Cairns Regional Council, Edge Hill - $24,965
  • The Blute Bar, Fortitude Valley - $15,000
  • Black Bear Lodge, Fortitude Valley - $15,000
  • The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley - $25,000
  • Leftys Music Hall, Brisbane - $15,000
  • Sol Bar Live, Maroochydore - $25,000
  • The Junk Bar, Ashgrove - $15,000
  • Fortitude Music Hall, Fortitude Valley - $25,000
  • Eclectea, Brighton - $15,000
  • Cardigan Bar, Sandgate - $14,939
  • EC Venue - Cupo, Fortitude Valley - $15,000
  • Tomcat Bar, Fortitude Valley - $15,000
  • Mama Africa, Airlie Beach - $15,000
  • Brisbane Jazz Cllub - $15,000
  • Vinnies Dive, Southport - $12,000